Have you looked at Diebenkorn, Sue?

If only.  Advice from great painters I admire was always “Have you looked at Diebenkorn?”  NO!NO!NO! and why? Because there are no bloody Diebenkhorns in Australia to look at. All painters know that you can’t study a painter from books, no sorry, you can! but there is nothing like the real thing for the student, to get in close and sometimes even whiff the oil. If I hadn’t gone in search I wouldn’t have seen those thick luscious marks made by Philip Guston.

So I took myself on an art trip to study those brush marks. One side of the USA to the other.  I have looked at Diebenkhorn. Wow.

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